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    When is a transfer presumed to be fraudulent?

    Illinois Fraudulent Transfer Act – When the Law Presumes Fraud The Illinois Fraudulent Transfer Act refers to transfers of money or property in order to avoid paying a creditor or a potential creditor. The Fraudulent Transfer Act is also called the “Voidable Transfer Act” because the transaction may be “voided” or reversed by a court….

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    What is a claim against an Illinois probate estate?

    Claims against a Probate Estate in Illinois After a loved one dies, their surviving friends and family are left to manage any debt that the deceased individual left behind. Once a probate estate is opened, it is the job of the representative of the estate to resolve any claims seeking a payment from the estate….

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    Estate Litigation: Filing a claim or lawsuit against the executor of a will or estate

    Estate Litigation: Filing a claim or lawsuit against the executor of a will or estate When a person creates an estate plan, including a will, they will be required to name an executor who will be responsible for a number of tasks including the distribution of assets and payment of outstanding debts. While most executors…

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    Ways to help an older adult age in place

    Ways to help an older adult age in place According to a survey conducted by AARP, 90 percent of seniors hope to remain in their homes as they get older. This is called “aging in place.” However, the survey also showed that only around 43 percent of people aged 70 and older thought it was…

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    Understanding Estate Planning legal terms

    Understanding Estate Planning legal terms While you are in the process of planning your estate, you will hear certain terms spoken by your estate planning lawyer or see it referenced in legal documentation. When you work with a lawyer you can feel comfortable knowing that he or she will answer your questions and address your…

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    Is it time for Home Care?

    Is it time for Home Care? Sometimes it can be easy to tell when an aging family member needs home care, such as when an injury or serious illness occurs. Other times, it can be more difficult to determine if an older adult could use some help to stay safe, healthy, and comfortable in their…

  • Can-Estate-be-Closed-Lawsuit-Created?

    Can an Estate be closed if a lawsuit has been created?

    Can an Estate be closed if a lawsuit has been created? There isn’t anything that slows down probate more than a pending lawsuit. Probate makes sure that all of the loose ends are tied up in a deceased’s life. If someone creates a lawsuit throughout the proceedings, the estate typically is not able to be…

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    4 Ways to pay for Home Care

    4 Ways to pay for Home Care By Linda Kunicki, BrightStar Care There comes a time in most people’s lives when age or disability makes it difficult for them to live on their own. When that happens, families often wonder how they will pay for their aging relative’s care. They may contemplate moving the senior…

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    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care?

    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care? When an older adult reaches a point in their lives where they need some help at home, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One option for seniors is to use an agency to hire home care. While this is a great…

  • file-claim-against-probate-estate-illinois

    How do I file a claim against a probate estate in Illinois?

    How do I file a claim against a probate estate in Illinois? In any probate estate, the representative of the estate (either the administrator of the executor depending on whether there is a will) is charged with the task of collecting all of the assets of the estate, paying all of the debts of the…